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Background and Objectives:The symptom score index (SSI) has not been able to express fuly the states of the perennial allergic rhinitis patients. So, other tools were demed necessary to not only evaluate the degre of severity but also to evalu-ate the eficacy of the newly developed drugs on perenial allergic rhinitis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of perennial allergic rhinitis on the quality of life of patients and to verify the correlation betwen the nasal symptoms and ot-Materials and Method:One hundred and thre allergic rhinitis patients who do not have nasal septal deviation, chronic rhinosinusitis and nasal polyps were subjected to study. The patients answered the quality of life questionnaire on the scale of one to five. We calculated the frequency, importance and correlation coefficient of each nasal symptom item and the other question items. We also carried out a χ2-test for the test gr-oup and the control group. Results:generalized symptoms of allergic rhinitis and practical problems. On the questionare, generalized symptoms, practical pro-blems, emotional problems, activity limitations and ocular symptoms were frequently checked complaint items, but sleep di-sorder was not. The relationship betwen the quality of life of patients with nasal symptoms was statisticaly significant, but sleep disorder was not. Conclusions:This questionnaire was efective as an evaluator of impairment of quality of life in pa-tients with perenial allergic rhinitis. (Korean J Otolaryngol 2002;45:254-62)